CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- Chattanooga Mocs women’s golf coach Colette Murray announces three signees for the 2014-15 season. The Mocs welcome Isabel Bascuas (Malaga, Spain), Cristina Perez (Pamplona. Spain) and Megan Woods (San Antonio, Texas).
Isabel Bascuas, Malaga, Spain
Isabel represented the Spanish National Team in a February match vs. Sweden. She owns wins at the double senior Andalusian Championship and her age category at the Andalusian Championship. She tied for second at the 2011 Honda Junior Classic for under 15 and tied for fifth overall.
Bascuas owns top 10’s in nearly 15 events as a junior with four wins.
Murray on Bascuas:
“Isabel might be the sweetest person I have recruited in my seven years here at UTC. If you went by her soft spoken accent and sweet smile, you may think she wouldn’t be much of a golfer, but you couldn’t be more wrong, and her resume proves that. This tough little Spaniard has been playing golf from a very young age and has racked up many wins and accomplishments along the way. Isabel provides huge depth for us and will contend for a spot on the team straight away.”
Cristina Perez, Pamplona, Spain
Cristina is also a member of the Spanish National Team. She held No. 1 ranking in Navarra Regional under 14 (2009, 2010) and under 16 (2011, 2012) over a four-year period. Perez was a two-time champion of the Puntuable Zonal (Section 9) National tournaments (2011, 2012) winning round one and two as well in 2011. Her Navarra Regional Team held the first position in the second division of the Spanish Interterritorial U25 Championship. Individually, she won the Navarra under 21 title and Doubles Championship.
Her best finishes of 2013 include a runner-up at the Grand Prix de la Nivelle and sixth at Belgian International Junior. In 2012, she tied for 10th at the Spanish International Stroke play while finishing third in the under 16 event.
Away from the course, Cristina participates in school community service projects as well as ballet and basketball.
Murray on Perez:
“Cristina is a huge ‘get’ for us. We went up against some of the best schools and programs in the nation for Cris, and she chose Chattanooga. Cristina wants to win and so do we. She will come in here and have an immediate impact on our team. Cris understands what is really important and what matters, that’s what I really love about her.”
Megan Woods, San Antonio, Texas
Megan led Smithson Valley High School to the state tournament two of the last three years winning District Medalist honors in 2013. Ranks ninth in Texas according to high school golf scoreboard, Woods was second team all-state (2012, 2013) and all-area (2011, 2012).
She qualified for the 2013 Trusted Choice Big “I” National Championship and placed fourth at AJGA Abilene Tournament shooting three under (213). Woods had 13 top 10’s, 10 top 5’s, on the Texas Junior Golf Tour with a win at the 2012 Silverhorn Junior Championship.
She excels off the course as well. Woods ranks 13th in a class of 556 at Smithson Valley and is a National Honor Society student. She is also a part of FACS which is a program based solely on helping younger kids twice a week as service work on other projects.
Murray on Woods:
“Megan is a steal. I am so excited about Megan joining us at Chattanooga. I worked with Megan at camp a few years ago and kept a close eye on her. She has a desire to want to be better and is very competitive. Megan is really excited about being a Moc and I love that. She is my little diamond in the rough, and I think she is going to become something very special.”
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